Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota History Magazine Winter 2020-2021 (67:4)

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Hardware Store Sedition: The Case of Charles W. Anding
Greg Gaut

In 1918, the US attorney charged the auditor of Winona County, Charles W. Anding, under the Espionage Act for a comment he had made in a hardware store about the World War I draft law. Anding’s trial was a public spectacle, where prominent citizens testified both for and against a seemingly upstanding citizen’s reputation for “loyalty.” The Espionage Act created a political culture that encouraged unscrupulous citizens to bring charges against vulnerable individuals for purely personal gain. The evidence suggests that Anding’s ordeal resulted from a private feud; courthouse rivals likely exploited anti-German xenophobia to try to force him from office. 

Flying for Dollars: The Victory Loan Flying Circus in the Twin Ports, April 20, 1919
Alan L. Roesler

When World War I ended, the US Treasury Department was still in need of funds to support the 1.5 million troops remaining overseas. The solution was a postwar $4.5 billion Victory Loan bond drive. The US Air Service partnered with the Treasury to create a new technique to inspire citizens to contribute to the loan drive—the Victory Loan Flying Circus, a spectacular flying show using battle-tested aircraft. Duluth-Superior was the site of one of 25 performances of Flying Circus #2, which toured the midsection of the United States in April and May 1919. 

MNHS Press Book Excerpt: Daybreak Woman: An Anglo-Dakota Life
Jane Lamm Carroll

A remarkable woman’s life spans nearly a century of peace, invasion, war, exile, return, and astonishing change.


Editor’s Notes/Masthead
History is Now
Laura Weber

Curator’s Choice
Adaptive artmaking tools
Hannah Novillo Erickson

African American bowling team
Dave Kenney

Band Box Diner, Minneapolis
Bruce Johansen

Book Review
The Radical History of Food Cooperatives in Minnesota by Craig B. Upright
Michael Lansing

Take Three, News & Notes, Letters, Our Back Pages

Preserving > Sharing > Connecting 
Patrick Coleman: Honoring a lifelong devotion to books and history

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